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Lack of donors hampers dementia research

Lack of donors hampers dementia research

Bad experiences with doctors and studies slows understanding of Alzheimer’s affect on African-Americans BY ANNA GORMAN KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS OAKLAND, Calif. – The question came as a shock to Dorothy Reeves: Would she be willing to donate her husband’s brain for research? She knew dementia would steadily take Levi Reeves’ memories of their 57-year marriage, […]

Why drinking hydrogen peroxide can be deadly

Why drinking hydrogen peroxide can be deadly

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE It’s meant to boost your health but Minnesota doctors caution that this alternative health remedy can send you or a loved one to the emergency room. Six people have been treated at Hennepin County Medical Center this year for injuries sustained after accidentally drinking highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide. ‘No benefit’ […]

Big employers embracing health plan status quo

Big employers embracing health plan status quo

BY JAY HANCOCK KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight labor market and unsure of Obamacare’s future, large employers are newly committed to maintaining coverage for workers and often their families, according to new research and interviews with […]

Average runner ‘has never been slower’

Average runner ‘has never been slower’

Statistician cites overall decrease in health as one reason Americans are slowing down. BY JEFF STRICKLER STAR TRIBUNE/TNS If you’re planning to enter a race, allow a little extra time to reach the finish line. You’re not as fast as you used to be. It’s not just you. Americans on the whole are not running […]

She gave new love a kidney after dating for 9 months

She gave new love a kidney after dating for 9 months

BY NARA SCHOENBERG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Dr. Vanessa Grubbs lay in a hospital bed, her stomach doing somersaults, even as a smile played at the corners of her mouth. A nurse gave her Valium through the IV in her left arm, and then Grubbs was wheeled off to the operating room, where a surgeon would extract […]

Rise in Florida’s child Baker Act cases draws attention

Rise in Florida’s child Baker Act cases draws attention

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a dramatic increase in the number of children being taken in for involuntary psychiatric examinations, a state panel on July 20 began looking to address the Baker Act issue. More than 32,000 children were subject to examinations under Florida’s Baker Act during the 2015-16 fiscal year, an increase of […]

Cutting back on meat? You’re a reducetarian

Cutting back on meat? You’re a reducetarian

BY CATHIE ANDERSON SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After giving up meat, Brian Kateman returned home to Staten Island, New York for Thanksgiving dinner and under pressure from his family, he grabbed a piece of turkey. “In that moment, my sister, as siblings will do, took the opportunity to call me out on it and […]

Studies: Coffee drinkers live longer, have lower risk of disease

Studies: Coffee drinkers live longer, have lower risk of disease

BY BRADLEY J. FIKES SAN DIEGO UNION -TRIBUNE/TNS Coffee drinkers live longer, according to two large-scale studies released this month that add to extensive research indicating coffee consumption is associated with better health. The studies examined the health histories of hundreds of thousands of people who were tracked over many years. They found that coffee-drinking […]

Florida Zika cases top 100 this year

Florida Zika cases top 100 this year

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida has had 101 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, with most involving people who brought the virus into the state after being infected elsewhere, according to numbers posted on the state Department of Health website. The total includes 75 “travel-related” infections this year and six cases in […]

‘OBAMACARE’ FIGHT CONTINUES

‘OBAMACARE’ FIGHT CONTINUES

As Congress goes on recess, Republican senators get an earful from constituents, including a ‘die-in’ at Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s office. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – The abrupt decision Tuesday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to temporarily shelve a vote on the Republican Obamacare overhaul gives him a few extra weeks to build […]

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